“In fact the last time we saw similar systems go down was during the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2001.”
– Alert: Air traffic collision warning systems, locators, down off East Coast and 5 states until Oct. 1 (Intellihub, Sep 5, 2015):
DoD gives last-minute notice to FAA before going dark
WASHINGTON, DC (INTELLIHUB) — Air Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcasts (ADS-B) will be down or spotty in 5 states, extending up to 200 miles off shore of the Eastern Seaboard, until Oct. 1, according to a NOTAM issued Sept. 1 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The NOTAM reads in part: Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“It amazes me how lying scum Governments still get dumb/innocent volunteer recruits to be sacrificed…..
Most, will be dead, but at least we now know they were killed by their own loving Government & Monarch/President, whom they swore to serve & protect. Lambs to the slaughter, or cannon fodder….you choose.”
– U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq (Newsweek, March 27, 2015):
During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today.
A quarter of a century later, the troops nearest the explosions are dying of brain cancer at two to three times the rate of those who were farther away. Others have lung cancer or debilitating chronic diseases, and pain.
More complications lie ahead. Continue reading »
– Facebook mind control experiments linked to DoD research on civil unrest (RT, July 2, 2014):
Facebook’s experiment on over half-a-million unsuspecting users has taken a new twist with the revelation that a researcher connected to a Department of Defense-funded program to use the military to quell civil unrest also participated in the study.
Social media sites exploded over the weekend after it was revealed that Facebook, no stranger to controversy of late, secretly manipulated posts being seen by nearly 700,000 users in 2012 in order to allow researchers to study how emotional states are transmitted over the platform.
Results of the week-long study conducted by researchers at Facebook, Cornell University, and the University of California appeared in the June edition of the journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists’ (PNAS) under the rather insidious title, ‘Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks’. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Civil Unrest, Defense Department, Department of Defense, Facebook, Global News, Government, Internet, Mind-Control, Obama administration, Pentagon, Politics, Social Engineering, Society, U.S.
Yes, it is difficult to guess who really is behind CIAbook.
– Facebook founder called trusting users ‘DUMB FUCKS’ (The Register)
– Was The Department Of Defense Behind Facebook’s Controversial Manipulation Study? (Liberty Blitzkrieg, July 1, 2014):
I’ve spent pretty much all day reading as much as possible about the extremely controversial Facebook “emotional contagion” study in which the company intentionally altered its news feed algorithm to see if it could manipulate its users’ emotions. In case you weren’t aware, Facebook is always altering your news feed under the assumption that there’s no way they could fill your feed with all of your “friends’” pointless, self-absorbed, dull updates (there’s just too much garbage).
As such, Facebook filters your news feed all the time, something which advertisers must find particularly convenient. In any event, the particular alteration under question occurred during one week in January 2012, and the company filled some people’s feeds with positive posts, while others were fed more negative posts.
Once the data was compiled, academics from the University of California, San Francisco and Cornell University were brought in to analyze the results. Their findings were then published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They found that: Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, CIA, Defense Department, Department of Defense, Facebook, Global News, Government, Internet, Mind-Control, Obama administration, Pentagon, Politics, Social Engineering, Society, U.S.
– As Wall Street Looks to Copy Bitcoin, The Department of Defense Studies it as a “Terrorist Threat” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 7, 2014):
Two very interesting Bitcoin related articles have emerged over the past week and demonstrate the total irrationality that surrounds the status quo’s understanding of this revolutionary and liberating technology. Let’s start with the Department of Defense story, the headlines of which most of you have probably seen by now.
A division of the U.S. military known as the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), which studies threats to national security (i.e., the status quo’s grip on power) has listed Bitcoin amongst a number of potential terrorist threats. Of course, as I and many others have noted repeatedly, anything which threatens the prevailing criminal status quo will be merely labeled a “terrorist threat” in order to neutralize it. Just in case you aren’t yet convinced of how insane the folks at CTTSO are, “also on the CTTSO’s list of terrorism research topics were Android, Motorola, social media and virtual reality.” What has happened to this country…
From International Business Times: Continue reading »
– Pentagon Warns Increase In Terrorism Due To Global Warming (ZeroHedge, March 8, 2014):
For the past few weeks we have seen stock markets surge as macro-economic data has collapsed around the world. The ‘excuse’ given for this apparent dichotomy – weather. But now it seems “weather” is to blame for other problems in the world too. As Russia Today reports, in its latest Quadrennial Defense Review, the US Department of Defense (DoD), stressed threats to global stability and American hegemony posed by climate change warning that that an erratic climate will likely cause increased “terrorist activity,” among other impacts…“The pressures caused by climate change will influence resource competition while placing additional burdens on economies, societies, and governance institutions around the world…these effects are threat multipliers.” Continue reading »
The U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) revealed its Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap, which includes plans for drones that can swarm, deviate from a set mission and carry stronger chemical weapons. A current MQ-9 Reaper drone used in Afghanistan is pictured
– Military drones set to get stronger chemical weapons and could soon make their OWN decisions during missions (Daily Mail Jan 2, 2014):
- The U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) revealed its Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap, setting out its technology aims for the next 25 years
- Its plans include drone-bombs that can hunt in ‘swarms’ from a mothership
- Next-generation unmanned aircraft will likely be equipped with better sensors and navigational equipment, plus superior autonomous systems
Drones that can choose to deviate from a set mission and hunt in ‘swarms’ could be patrolling skies within the next 25 years, according to a new roadmap.
Unmanned aircraft carrying stronger chemical weapons could also be on the horizon, the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) revealed in its Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap.
– 3 Ridiculous Things that Make You a “High Threat” According to the Pentagon (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Aug 9, 2013):
You’ve gotta love the U.S. government. According to a training test developed by the Pentagon, there are three main things to be aware of when confronting a potential terrorist. 1) Overseas travel. 2) Financial difficulties. 3) Criticism of U.S. foreign policy.
I wish I was making this up. Specifically, this information comes from training slides created by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and further demonstrates the complete panic and paranoia rampant at the highest levels of the hopelessly crony and corrupt U.S. government. Unfortunately for us all, several million federal employees have been already subject to this preposterous training in order to identify “insider threats.”
– Pentagon to deploy huge blimps over Washington, DC for 360-degree surveillance (RT, July 25, 2013):
A pair of high-tech Army blimps is coming to the greater Washington, DC area, and soon they will be able to provide the military with surveillance powers that spans hundreds of millions of acres from North Carolina to Niagara Falls, Canada.
The airships are part of Raytheon’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, and when all is said and done they’ll offer the United States military what the defense contractor calls “an affordable elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system” that relies on “a powerful integrated radar system to detect, track and target a variety of threats.”
Raytheon has just wrapped up a six-week testing period in the state of Utah and is now sending its JLENS fleet to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Once there, the Army intends to get some hands-on experience that will eventually culminate in launching the pair of airships over Washington, DC.
Once above the nation’s capital, JLENS will allow the Army to see for 320 miles in any direction from 10,000 feet above the earth. The system can be set up to operate on its own for an entire month without requiring refueling, and offers the Pentagon surveillance capabilities that dwarf other options at a penny of the cost.
Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Big Brother, Defense Department, Department of Defense, Dictatorship, Fascism, George Orwell, Global News, Government, JLENS, Military, New World Order, Pentagon, Politics, Raytheon, Surveillance, U.S.
– DoD Blocks Millions of Computers From Viewing Alternative News (Activist Post, June 29, 2013):
After the initial surge of web traffic to alternative news websites following The Guardian breaking the NSA spying story, traffic has slowed considerably despite the continued interest in the NSA story as well as other alternative headlines.
This dramatic drop in traffic may be due to broad censorship by the Department of Defense on “millions of computers”.
What began as a rumor that the military brass was ordering soldiers not to view news about the whistleblower revelations that the NSA is spying on all Americans has swelled into a confirmed military-wide censorship campaign using a high-tech computer filtering system.
The US News and World Report is reporting that the DoD is blocking access to all articles related to the NSA scandal from all DoD computers. The filter reportedly effects millions of computers and potentially thousands of alternative news and civil liberties websites.
Tags: Barack Obama, Censorship, Defense Department, Department of Defense, Dictatorship, Edward Snowden, Fascism, Global News, Government, Internet, Military, New World Order, NSA, Obama administration, Pentagon, Politics, Surveillance, U.S., Whistleblowers
‘Truth is treason in the empire of lies’
‘Let the revolution begin!’
– Ron Paul
– Obama’s crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S. (McClatchy, June 20, 2013):
WASHINGTON — Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to punish those who fail to report their suspicions.
President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, is sweeping in its reach. It has received scant public attention even though it extends beyond the U.S. national security bureaucracies to most federal departments and agencies nationwide, including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and the Education and Agriculture departments. It emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of “insider threat” give agencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct.
Government documents reviewed by McClatchy illustrate how some agencies are using that latitude to pursue unauthorized disclosures of any information, not just classified material. They also show how millions of federal employees and contractors must watch for “high-risk persons or behaviors” among co-workers and could face penalties, including criminal charges, for failing to report them. Leaks to the media are equated with espionage.
“Hammer this fact home . . . leaking is tantamount to aiding the enemies of the United States,” says a June 1, 2012, Defense Department strategy for the program that was obtained by McClatchy.
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Big Brother, Bradley Manning, Defense Department, Department of Defense, Dictatorship, Edward Snowden, Fascism, George Orwell, Government, New World Order, NSA, Obama administration, Pentagon, Politics, Society, Stasi, Surveillance, U.S., Whistleblowers
– The Illuminati Depopulation Agenda (Veterans Today, June 17, 2013):
by Dean Henderson
While the global elite construct underground bunkers, eat organic and hoard seeds in Arctic vaults; the global poor are being slowly starved thanks to high commodity prices and poisoned with genetically modified (GMO) food. Austerity measures aimed largely at the poor are being imposed on all the nations of the world. Weather events grow more deadly and brushfire wars more frequent. An AK-47 can be obtained for $49 in the markets of West Africa. The depopulation campaign of the inbred Illuminati bankers is accelerating.
In 1957 President Dwight Eisenhower, who later warned of a “military-industrial complex”, commissioned a panel of scientists to study the issue of overpopulation. The scientists put forth Alternatives I, II and III, advocating both the release of deadly viruses and perpetual warfare as means to decrease world population.
Tags: 1984, Africa, AIDS, AK-47, Anton La Vey, Arizona, Banking, Big Pharma, Bilderberg, Brain, brainwashing, Cancer, CFR, Children, Church of Satan, CIA, Civil war, Civilians, Club of Rome, cocaine, Contamination, Council on Foreign Relations, Crime, Defense Department, Department of Defense, Depleted uranium, Depopulation, Dictatorship, Doomsday Ark, Doomsday seed vault, Drugs, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Economy, Environment, Fascism, Food, Genetically Modified Organisms, Genocide, George Orwell, Global News, GMO, Government, Gulf War Syndrome, Guns, Health, Hells Angels, Henry Kissinger, Homosexuality, Illuminati, Immune System, Iraq, Italy, Jimmy Carter, Jose Delgado, Legionanaire's Disease, Malathion, Microchip, Mikhail Gorbachev, Military, Mind-Control, MK-NAOMI, MKULTRA, Nazi Germany, Nazis, New World Order, Norway, Paul Ehrlich, Pentagon, Pharmaceutical Industry, Politics, Presidio, PSYOPS, Radiation, Ramsey Clark, Report from Iron Mountain, Rockefeller, San Francisco, Satanism, Science, Seed vault, Skull & Bones, Smallpox, Society, Soldiers, Soviet Union, Syphilis, Technology, U.N., U.S., UNICEF, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vietnam, Virus, War, War Crimes, William Cooper
– Is This the REAL Reason for the Government Spying On Americans? (Washington’s Blog, June 10, 2013):
Are Emergency Plans Meant Only for Nuclear War the Real Justification for Spying?
To understand the scope and extent of government spying on all Americans – and the reasons for such spying – you have to understand what has happened to our Constitutional form of government since 9/11.
State of Emergency
Tags: 9/11, Barack Obama, Bush administration, CIA, COG, Concentration Camp, Congress, Constitution, Continuity of Government, Defense Department, Department of Defense, DHS, Dick Cheney, Dictatorship, Fascism, FBI, FEMA, FEMA Camps, George Bush, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, James Comey, Law, Main Core, Military, National Continuity Policy, New World Order, NSA, Obama administration, Oliver North, Pentagon, Politics, Rex 84, Society, Terrorism, Terrorists, U.S., White House
– President Bush Rejects Taliban Offer To Surrender Osama Bin Laden (The Independent – 15 October 2001)
More info down below.
– Bin Laden burial pictures will stay secret (Washington Post, May 21, 2013):
Photos of American military personnel burying Osama bin Laden at sea will remain classified, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sided with the government in finding that the release of postmortem images of the al-Qaeda leader could cause “exceptionally grave harm” to Americans.
Judicial Watch, a conservative-leaning group, had been pressing the Defense Department and the CIA to release at least a subset of 59 photos of bin Laden after he was killed in a May 2011 raid on his compound in Pakistan.
– The Military is Now Preparing to Take Over for the Police Across the United States (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 14, 2013):
There are several things one would want to accomplish ahead of the formation of a totalitarian state. One of these is to fill the minds of the citizenry with mindless propaganda and make them terrified to death of an outside enemy. Check. Another is to disarm the population. Working on it. Yet another would be to militarize the police, or even better have the military itself take responsibility for law and order in communities across the nation. The reason that this is so important is that a military force “policing” a random area has no connection to the community itself. This makes them by definition much less accountable to the people they are supposedly protecting. Plus, they are trained to kill. Sadly, it appears that the Department of Defense is looking to use the military across the streets of America.
From The Long Island Press:
The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled“Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.
The most objectionable aspect of the regulatory change is the inclusion of vague language that permits military intervention in the event of “civil disturbances.” According to the rule:
“Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.”
Tags: Barack Obama, Constitution, Defense Department, Department of Defense, Dictatorship, Fascism, Global News, Government, Law, Military, New World Order, Obama administration, Pentagon, Police, Police State, Politics, U.S.
– Pentagon calls off new medal for drone, cyber warriors (AFP, Aproil 15, 2013):
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday cancelled a new combat medal for US troops who launch drone strikes or cyber attacks after a torrent of criticism from veterans and lawmakers.
Hagel opted to scrap the new “Distinguished Warfare Medal” for a pin or device that could be added to existing medals to recognize service members operating unmanned aircraft or cyber weapons, Hagel said in a statement.
The now cancelled medal had provoked outrage among active duty and retired troops, who called it insulting due to its high ranking in the military’s hierarchy of traditional combat medals — above the prestigious Bronze Star for valor and the Purple Heart.
– Meet your future enemy: Pentagon developing humanoid Terminator robots that will soon carry weapons (Natural News, April 8, 2013)
Watch the video embedded below: It reveals the “Petman” humanoid robot funded by the Department of Defense. Like something ripped right out of a sci-fi movie, the robot sweats to regulate body temperature, and it can be dressed in chemical suits, camo or other uniforms to resemble humans. The picture you see at the top of this article is take from the actual humanoid robot currently under development.
Have no illusions about where this is headed: The Pentagon wants to develop and deploy a robotic army of autonomous soldiers that will kill without hesitation. It’s only a matter of time before these robots are armed with rifles, grenade launchers and more. Their target acquisition systems can be a hybrid combination of both thermal and night vision technologies, allowing them to see humans at night and even detect heat signatures through building walls.
– Pentagon creates 13 offensive cyber teams for worldwide attacks (RT, March 13, 2013):
The head of the United States Cyber Command says the US is developing 40 new teams of cyber-agents that will both protect America’s critical infrastructure from hackers and as well as launch attacks against the country’s adversaries.
Gen. Keith Alexander, who leads both the Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, told the US Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that the 40 online support teams should be ready for action by 2015, with 13 of those units existing specifically to attack other countries.
Alexander has been reluctant to go into detail about how the newly-designed teams will engage in cyber battle with America’s enemies, but he did say that the 13 squads of offensive fighters won’t be sitting around waiting for hackers from abroad to strike first. The NSA chief described the groups as ‘‘defend-the-nation’’ teams but also stressed that their role will be one that puts them on both sides of the action. Continue reading »
YouTube Added: 04.03.2013
Internment camps for political dissidents in the U.S. aren’t a conspiracy theory. The Department of Defense document entitled “INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS” or FM 3-39.40 proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Download link for FM 3-39.40: http://info.publicintelligence.net/US…
Army hiring for these internment camps:
In other news:
– 800000 Pentagon staff face unpaid leave (Financial Times, Feb 20, 2013):
The “vast majority” of the Pentagon’s civilian personnel will be put on temporary unpaid leave if automatic spending cuts take effect on March 1, leaving 800,000 workers without pay for one day a week for more than five months.
In a letter to all US defence department employees, defence secretary Leon Panetta warned of “a serious erosion of readiness across our force” that would occur under sequestration – budget cuts worth $1.2tn over a decade under which military spending will take a big hit.
But Mr Panetta also said he was “deeply concerned” about the fate of Pentagon staff and their families. “We are doing everything possible to limit the worst effects on DoD personnel – but I regret that our flexibility within the law is extremely limited,” Mr Panetta said. Military personnel will be exempt from the automatic cuts, but civilians will be affected – and beginning in April will be subject to a one day per week furlough for 22 weeks. Mr Panetta said employees would be given 30 days’ notice before the furloughs.
– Pentagon awash in pink slips, preparing 800000 civilian furloughs (Washington Times, Feb 20, 2013)
– Pentagon to place 800,000 civilian workers on unpaid leave: Leon Panetta (PressTV, Feb 20, 2013):
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced that 800,000 civilian employees are to be placed on unpaid leave if across-the-board budgets cuts take effect in March.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that the Pentagon is to place nearly a million civilian defense employees on unpaid leave as congressionally mandated budget cuts worth USD 46 billion start on March 1.
– Pentagon plans drone sales to 66 countries (RT, Sep 7, 2012):
The use of drones might be raising questions within the United States, but overseas the demand is mounting. The US Defense Departments says they are preparing to make unmanned aerial vehicles commercially available to 66 outside nations.
If approved by Congress and the US State Department, the Pentagon could soon be peddling the remote-controlled war machines that have become a hallmark of America’s overseas wars to dozens of its allies. It’s a not deal that’s likely to be cut without a sound, however, as the use of UAVs has become one of the most debated issues regarding the US military at home.
– EXCLUSIVE: DoD Report Reveals Some Detainees Interrogated While Drugged, Others “Chemically Restrained” (truthout, July 11, 2012):
Detainees in custody of the US military were interrogated while drugged with powerful antipsychotic and other medications that “could impair an individual’s ability to provide accurate information,” according to a declassified Department of Defense (DoD) inspector general’s report that probed the alleged use of “mind altering drugs” during interrogations.
In addition, detainees were subjected to “chemical restraints,” hydrated with intravenous (IV) fluids while they were being interrogated and, in what appears to be a form of psychological manipulation, the inspector general’s probe confirmed at least one detainee – convicted “dirty bomb” plotter Jose Padilla – was the subject of a “deliberate ruse” in which his interrogator led him to believe he was given an injection of “truth serum.”
Truthout obtained a copy of the report – “Investigation of Allegations of the Use of Mind-Altering Drugs to Facilitate Interrogations of Detainees” – prepared by the DoD’s deputy inspector general for intelligence in September 2009, under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request we filed nearly two years ago.
Over the past decade, dozens of current and former detainees and their civilian and military attorneys have alleged in news reports and in court documents that prisoners held by the US government in Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan were forcibly injected with unknown medications and pills during or immediately prior to marathon interrogation sessions in an attempt to compel them to confess to terrorist-related crimes of which they were accused.
Tags: Afghanistan, Department of Defense, Dictatorship, Fascism, Freedom of Information Act, Global News, Government, Guantánamo, Interrogation, Iraq, Military, Mind-Control, Politics, Terrorism, Terrorists, Torture, U.S., War, War Crimes
– U.S. Military Perfecting ‘Thinking’ Killer Drone (American Free Press, July 4, 2012):
Secret drone wars carried out by the militaries around the world have taken us to the brink of termination of all life on Earth. A recently released Department of Defense (DoD) document describing how seamlessly “capable of completely autonomous action, right down to targeting and combat” the MQ-1000 drone conducts an air-to-air engagement and “neutralizes the Tipchak” missile launched by a Russian mother ship—without any human intervention or control, demonstrates this.
The controlled media won’t tell you how close we came to blowing up the world, but you can read about it in “Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap, FY 2011-2036,” a 108-page peek at the neocon military-industrial- banker complex plans for our future.
Before 2001, America’s drone war was in the realm of science fiction. Only recently has it been confirmed through leaks that the Bush administration launched 47 remotely controlled strikes around the world from bases in the United States. As of 2012, Obama has launched 254 drone strikes in Pakistan alone, killing countless women and children, and multiplying America’s enemies. It is war in the shadows, with the public kept in the dark and fed constant propaganda that the U.S. military is only protecting us against dangerous enemies.
“Our drone campaigns already have virtually no transparency, accountability or oversight,” Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and 25 other anti-war members of Congress wrote to Obama. But warmongers like Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) were not outraged by the unconstitutional, criminal acts by the president. No, they were upset he leaked the truth.
– Judicial Watch Obtains DOD and CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Raid Filmmakers (Judical Watch, May 22, 2012):
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal. According to the records, the Obama Defense Department granted Bigelow and Boal access to a “planner, Operator and Commander of SEAL Team Six,” which was responsible for the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, to assist Bigelow prepare her upcoming feature film.
The records, obtained pursuant to court order in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed on January 21, 2012, include 153 pages of records from the DOD and 113 pages of records from the CIA (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Defense (No. 1:12-cv-00049)). The documents were delivered to Judicial Watch late last Friday (May 18). The following are the highlights from the records, which include internal Defense Department email correspondence as well as a transcript from a key July 14, 2011, meeting between DOD officials, Bigelow and Boal: Continue reading »
– The Questionable Past of the Man Who Decides Who U.S. Drones Will Kill (The Atlantic, May 23, 2012):
As I figure it, there are two death panels in the United States. One is within the C.I.A., where high-ranking intelligence professionals decide, via some opaque protocol, who they want to kill with armed drones. I used to assume that they put all the names on a list. But it was subsequently reported that sometimes the C.I.A. kills people whose identities it doesn’t even know.
Then there’s the other death panel. It determines whose death will be sought by drones that the Department of Defense controls. These human targets used to be determined in a meeting that involved the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, various unnamed national security officials, and Obama Administration counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. They’d talk things over and debate names.
Now the protocol is changing for both programs.
“White House counterterror chief John Brennan has seized the lead in choosing which terrorists will be targeted for drone attacks or raids, establishing a new procedure for both military and CIA targets,” Kimberly Dozier of the Associated Press reports. “The effort concentrates power over the use of lethal U.S. force outside war zones within one small team at the White House … Under the new plan, Brennan’s staff compiles the potential target list and runs the names past agencies such as the State Department at a weekly White House meeting.”
Tags: Assassination, Barack Obama, Bush administration, CIA, Department of Defense, Dictatorship, Drones, Fascism, George Bush, Global News, Government, John Brennan, Military, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, Terrorism, Terrorists, Torture, U.S., White House
The original Loose Change and Loose Change 2nd Edition have been viewed at least 50 million times over the Internet, making it one of the most watched movies in history, but the Final Cut goes above and beyond, making it not simply the third in a trilogy but a completely new film with oodles of unseen footage, commentary, interviews and eyewitness testimony.
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How much should you pay for a futuristic lightning weapon that promises to explode roadside bombs before they harm U.S. troops? Like anything, it probably depends on who you buy it from, and the Pentagon has now spent over $50 million on one being developed by Tucson-based Applied Energetics.
The company was awarded tens of millions in military contracts for its lightning weapon, all without full and open competition, and despite numerous problems in testing. In August, the Marine Corps, which was on the verge of awarding the company yet another sole-source contract for the lightning weapon, cancelled the latest $3 million deal after the commander of a unit in Afghanistan slated to receive it decided it didn’t meet their needs.
In the meantime, a competitor, called Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems, an Indiana-based firm with its own lightning-based counter-bomb technology, says it’s had good results with only a small fraction of the federal funding that Applied Energetics has received — $1.5 million. The company is preparing to test its technology at a military range. “We did our own development based on state grants” and federal funds, says Pete Bitar, the head of the company. “I cashed out my 401(k).”
– Daniel Ellsberg: All the crimes Richard Nixon committed against me are now legal (CNN, June 7th, 2011):
ONLY ON THE BLOG: Answering today’s OFF-SET questions is Daniel Ellsberg, author, defense analyst and prominent whistleblower.
He is the subject of a documentary about his life, “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” nominated for a 2010 Academy Award, which took its title from the words former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger used to describe Ellsberg in 1971.
In the 1960s, Ellsberg was a high-level Pentagon official, a former Marine commander who believed the American government was always on the right side. But while working for the administration of Lyndon Johnson, Ellsberg had access to a top-secret document that revealed senior American leaders, including several presidents, knew that the Vietnam War was an unwinnable, tragic quagmire.